Study Hall School, Lucknow is a coeducational day school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Founded by Dr. Urvashi Sahni and Mrs Geeta Kumar in April 1985 as a play school, the school today boasts over 1800 students from prep to class XII.
Study Hall, Lucknow conceives teaching as an extremely creative and complex process, one that requires imagination, continuous thinking, care and commitment and the school’s pedagogy, teaching methodology, curriculum, organisational structure, teacher-student relationship, policies and rules are all designed to actualise its vision of schooling and education.
The school also admits children with physical and mental challenges. The school has about 50 differently abled children who participate in music, art and sports activities with mainstream children, while receiving their academic instruction from the school’s nine specially trained instructors.
The 2.5 acre school campus hosts air conditioned classrooms, two well stocked libraries, two science laboratories, two computer labs for junior and senior sections, an audio visual room, special rooms for music, dance, yoga, art and indoor games and a tuck shop. The school also houses a swimming pool and a large playing field.
The junior section comprises around 450 children from class II to class V under the care of 14 class-teachers and 16 subject teachers. The school follows the theory of multiple intelligences and emphasis is on letting the children’s innate abilities and talents nurture and learning is through project method with different interdisciplinary themes every trimester. Children learn creative writing, science modeling and math sums related to the theme. Computer period and AV room are used to learn about more about a certain topic and the music, art and dance teachers also weave the same theme in their lessons to provide a complete learning experience. There are no tests or exams and children are continuously assessed by the teachers.
At the senior school, emphasis is on formal academic education; in classes XI and XII, the school offers courses in all the three streams – science, commerce and humanities. Students acquire tools of learning such as reading, writing skills, numerical skills, gathering, analysing and applying of information in meaningful and personally relevant ways, and good reasoning and thinking skills. Students are also made aware of social issues such as poverty, gender, class, caste, religion etc and are sensitised to connect real world issues to regular curriculum from the class syllabus.
Notice on admissions to nursery section is issued in February. Admission forms are available from the school office.
Admission to other classes is subject to vacancies existing each year. Information regarding admissions is placed on the school notice board. Junior and middle school admissions are usually done by March end and class XI admissions are conducted after the declaration of class X CBSE results by May end.
Candidates and parents need to report to the school on the specified date for the evaluation of the content of the form. Candidates need to write an assessment test in English, mathematics and Hindi. The syllabus is based on the previous year’s learning. Admission results of the successful candidates are put up on the school’s notice board.
Please contact the school office for information on fees.
According to a school spokesperson, Study Hall School works in tandem with the three interlinked goals of access, quality and equity and believes in inclusive education. It strives to create a friendly, collaborative learning environment in its classrooms, which enables the students to develop at their own pace, optimising their potential without the fear and humiliation of unfair comparisons with their friends.
Being a day school, Study Hall School, Lucknow does not offer accommodation facility.